A “good morning” segment on a major U.S. news network was the best way to get a glimpse of the games that are happening at the time, a new study found.
On Thursday, the network aired a special about the first three games of the NFL regular season, including a preview of the Packers-Cowboys game at Lambeau Field on Sept. 25.
The show also featured the first NFL pre-game show of the season from the Packers’ Aaron Rodgers, who was on the field with the rest of the team.
It was the second time the network had aired a preview in the first two weeks of the regular season.
The program aired in March and June, respectively, and featured previews of the Raiders-Seahawks game at MetLife Stadium in Manhattan and the Chiefs-Chiefs game in Kansas City.
The preview aired on Monday and featured a preview by Rodgers of the Vikings-Panthers game in Minneapolis on Oct. 5.
The preview also featured an introduction by the NFL commissioner to the game and featured footage of Rodgers’ highlight-reel touchdown against the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game.
In the Packers game preview, Rodgers was joined by Packers defensive end Julius Peppers, who also did not have a Super Bowl ring.
The highlight of the show was Rodgers’ kickoff return touchdown in the fourth quarter.
The Packers’ Rodgers had an assist on that play.
“I think it’s a good way to remind you that he’s not a superstar,” said Packers coach Mike McCarthy.
The Packers won that game in overtime, a play that helped them win their second Super Bowl in three seasons.